The Sundial

Men’s basketball loses heartbreaker to Pacific

A CSUN Men's basketball player in a white jersey with a white headbend

Tyler Wainfeld

December 16, 2018

The men’s basketball team lost heartbreakingly to Pacific on Sunday, blowing a three-point lead with 40 seconds left in the game to lose 79-77. In a game that saw five lead changes, as well as five times where the score was tied, it's only fitting that it would come down to the final seconds t...

Alumnus offers opportunities for artists

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Elliott Keegan

December 13, 2018

Recent CSUN grad and author Jesse Orenshein is helping current students bridge the gap from students to professionals by recruiting them to work as illustrators on his series of children's books. Louise Calvento, an animation major who graduated this fall, was the first to take him up on his offer. “This was my ve...

CSUN police investigate mass shooting threat

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Agustin Garcia

December 13, 2018

CSUN police have begun investigating reports of a mass shooting threat being made against CSUN on Wednesday, Dec. 5. CSUN Chief of Police Anne Glavin stated in a press release that they are aware of the message, “Mass shooting in Sierra Hall 12/12/18,” written on a wall in Sierra Hall, along with...

The best disco in town: A playlist curated by CSUN’s discogod

A male student sitting on the oviatt lawn enjoying the sunshine and having a colorful bluetooth speaker on the side.

Ivan Salinas

December 11, 2018

Students on campus may find themselves walking to class to the sound of disco music coming from a blue compact Makita Bluetooth speaker thanks to Chris Salazar, a communications major and a lover of disco. "I like seeing people bop their head as they're walking," Salazar said in regards to the simpl...

Women’s basketball holds on to defeat San Diego State

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Justin Vigil

December 10, 2018

In a split weekend, the Matadors (5-6) survived a 34-point surge in the fourth quarter from the Aztecs (5-5) to win 77-74 at home.After some stellar defense by CSUN held SDSU to seven points in the first quarter, a solid lead was gradually built upon.Freshman Jordyn Jackson got her third start of her col...

No Diane, no problem for men’s basketball

A CSUN Men's basketball player making a fade away jump shot.

Tyler Wainfeld

December 7, 2018

The men’s basketball team beat San Marcos 76-72 on Wednesday and have now won back-to-back games for the first time this season. Sophomore Terrell Gomez led the Matadors with a career-high 26 points, but it took a complete team effort to overcome the absence of standout redshirt freshman Lamine Di...

Faculty Senate votes against implementation plan of EO 1100-R

A group of students carrying posters in a protest in front of the Oviatt library

Agustin Garcia and Madison Parsley

December 7, 2018

The Faculty Senate voted 44 to 20 in not participating in the implementation of Executive Order 1100-Revised (EO 1100-R) on Thursday. Faculty expressed concerns over the lack of data that supports the resulting changes of EO 1100-R. “I cannot vote to support President Stein’s ruling on my colleague’s...

The ’90s coming back in style

A posters with people dressing in 90's style, and a sign of Pokemom Go on the top left corner.

Gina Park

December 6, 2018

The saying goes that "what goes around, comes around" — anything from movies to fashion, and even scooters. Lately, 2018 is an age of nostalgia where inventors have evolved past traditions to be useful and trendy today. Here is a short list of all the things millennials can enjoy once more:1. ScootersBird...

Men’s soccer head coach reflects on time at CSUN

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Tyler Wainfeld

December 6, 2018

Terry Davila remembers coming to CSUN in the 1970s and hitting in the batting cages at the baseball field with his brother, Teddy, while they waited for their father to finish up baseball practice. He remembers going over to the practice football field next door to throw a football around and watch th...

The Blues Project hosts Beat the Blues Week at CSUN

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America Calderon

December 6, 2018

The candlelight vigil held Friday night on Sierra Lawn was the last event in the mental health awareness campaign known as Beat the Blues Week, hosted by The Blues Project.The weeklong series of events and workshops were organized by student volunteers whose mission is to prevent suicide by empowering s...

Men’s basketball secures first road win

A CSUN Men's basketball player making a jump shot

Tyler Wainfeld

December 5, 2018

The men’s basketball team won their first game against Pepperdine since 2011 on Monday 90-83. Redshirt freshman Lamine Diane led the way with his fourth double-double of the season. “Our guys played really well," coach Mark Gottfried said. "I’m excited for them, proud of them. A l...

From basketball star to successful businessman

An African American basketball player on the court

Kenneth Birkland

December 5, 2018

CSUN men’s basketball team has made the NCAA tournament twice since making the transition to Division I in 1990, the first being in 2001 led by point guard Markus Carr.Carr averaged 8.7 points, 8.9 assists and 1.8 steals that season and while these stats don’t exactly jump off the page, Car...

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